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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Don't know (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (1 response)
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Ruffner Middle School 5

Posted June 01, 2016
- a parent
As the first year comes to a close, I have to say I am over the moon with the Young Scholar program at Ruffner. We had worries beforehand about the school itself and the segregation of these kids from the general classes. My daughter has thrived here though, loving every day and learning constantly. She still skips to school like an elementary school kid, and comes home singing each day. The teachers are just amazing. Mr. baez, the science teacher, pushes them extremely hard, but gets great results and really nurtures a love of science. Ms. Butler is kind and funny and the kids adore her. Mrs. Pryor is an amazing woman - her vitality and personality helps move the kids on to bigger and better things. Mr. Aninyo is very smart and hopefully will set up a chess club next year. I would recommend the Young Scholars program to any parent of a gifted child in NPS, who is confident their child can handle the hefty homework load and packed schedule. In return, your child will find a family there, and develop skills that will improve their lives a hundredfold.

Ruffner Middle School 3

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
The jury is out on the culture in this school for me. My daughter has been touched inappropriately by a boy and has been physically assaulted by another and she is in her first year in the Young Scholar Program there.


Ruffner Middle School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
Mrs. Pryor is on the ball and so is the science teacher Mr. Diaz. Mr. Dack does a good job too.

Ruffner Middle School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
The jury is out on the culture in this school for me. My daughter has been touched inappropriately by a boy and has been physically assaulted by another and she is in her first year in the Young Scholar Program there.

Ruffner Middle School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
The jury is out on the culture in this school for me. My daughter has been touched inappropriately by a boy and has been physically assaulted by another and she is in her first year in the Young Scholar Program there.


Ruffner Middle School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
The jury is out on the culture in this school for me. My daughter has been touched inappropriately by a boy and has been physically assaulted by another and she is in her first year in the Young Scholar Program there.

Ruffner Middle School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted March 23, 2016
- a parent
The jury is out on the culture in this school for me. My daughter has been touched inappropriately by a boy and has been physically assaulted by another and she is in her first year in the Young Scholar Program there.

Ruffner Middle School 1

Posted September 16, 2014
- a parent
Ruffner school has a behavior problem, I feel guilty as a parent because my daughter goes there. Some of the teachers are unprofessional, please watch what area you move to or your child will be attending a juvenile delinquent center


Ruffner Middle School 1

Posted April 25, 2013
- a community member
Ruffner Middle School is disgusting, the bathrooms usually flood in the locker room and in the bathrooms in the hallways. The councilors know little to nothing about programs. Last year, there were snakes in the girls locker room. There is also a large amount or racism and prejudice towards the Young Scholars Program, since there is mostly Caucasians in the program. Those who aren't in the program can be mean to the YS students when they get answers wrong on tests.

Ruffner Middle School 5

Posted December 21, 2010
- a community member
I attended the old Ruffner back in the 40's. Have no idea what the "academic standing" was, I just remember it as a positive experience. Mr. S. A. MacDonald was the Principal.

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Ruffner Middle School
610 May Ave., Norfolk, VA  23504
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. (757) 628-2466
Last modified Ruffner Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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